Interim Digital Policy & Advocacy Officer

The Opportunity

We are recruiting for an interim Digital Policy and Advocacy Officer to join the Digital and Innovation team within our Strategy and collaboration department. You will support and drive policy and advocacy efforts to bridge the gender digital divide through the digital empowerment of girls.

You will advise on policy and advocacy in the space of the gender digital divide, ensuring that you are aware of policy and research in the space of digital, gender and rights and advising on the use, risks and benefits of a variety of social media and online tools for advocacy.

This role will require internal collaboration with policy and advocacy colleagues, external partnership with organisations specialised in digital policy and advocacy and keen participation in digital networks, including catalysts, champions and Plan International’s Areas of Global Distinctiveness.

About You

You bring a strong understanding of digital and technology trends and policy debates at the global level and experience in policy and influencing design, monitoring and evaluation, learning and knowledge management.

Experience in international work environments and an understanding of NGO structures, the girls and women’s equality movement and the UN human rights and humanitarian system is essential.

Please follow this link for a full role profile; https://planinternational.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/PeopleandCulture/EdXY-Kj0pgRPjTEjF7oV89wBnEY_SA-s2K_v0MmuuC_7VQ?e=sJmpkT

Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. Those locations closest to Plan International’s point of impact are preferred.

Type of Role: 11 month fixed term contract commencing in January 2022

Reports to: Head of Digital and Innovation

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.


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About Plan International

Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.